Born in 1963, Shunji Iwai began his directing career in 1988 with commercials, music videos, and TV dramas. His cinematic style and vision came to be known as the “Iwai Aesthetic”. In 1995, he scored a huge hit across Asia with Love Letter. Other major works include Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miruka? Yoko kara Miruka?) (1993), Swallowtail Butterfly (1996), April Story (Shigatsu Monogatari) (1998), All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001), Hana and Alice (2004), Vampire (2012), and The Case of Hana & Alice (2015). His latest work is A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016).
|Staff||Director/Screenplay/Original Story : Shunji Iwai
Executive Producer : Shigemichi Sugita
Producer : Tomoyuki Miyagawa
Producer : Aki Mizuno
Producer : Muneyuki Kii
Cinematographer : Chigi Kanbe
Production Designer : Kyoko Heya